Daily Archives : Sep 13, 2011

Hollywood Exec Who Presided Over Three Studios — and Had a Hand in ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ ‘Dirty Harry,’ ‘Men in Black,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ ‘Catch-22′ and Countless Other Major Films — Dead at 81

One of the most prolific and powerful studio heads from the late 1960s until his retirement in 2003 — who led three studios and produced a number of important movies — has died. John Calley, 81, died following a long…

ESPN Announcer Unleashes the S-Bomb on ‘Monday Night Football’

Viewers watching last night’s season opener of ESPN’s "Monday Night Football" got a little something extra in their telecast. Analyst Ron Jaworski, a former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, uttered the word “s–t” (it rhymes with fit) during the live 7 p.m….

In Jackie Kennedy’s Tapes to Be Broadcast Tonight by ABC News She Talks About What Made JFK Cry; Plus the Technical Reason Folks in the TV Business Should Watch the Program

ABC News has revealed another fascinating fact from the airing tonight, Sept. 13, 2011, of the two-hour "Jacqueline Kennedy: In Her Own Words" at 9 pm (ET/PT). According to an article on the ABC News website, Kennedy "had learned almost immediately…

Watch the Trailer for a Movie That Made Box Office History — Not in a Good Way — This Past Weekend

Updated at 2:10 p.m. (PT) on Sept. 13, 2011 to include Sheinberg remarks that were in The Huffington Post. One movie released nationwide on Sept. 9 , 2011, made box office history of the worst kind, according to The Huffington Post. The…

USA Greenlights Two Sitcoms, Including One Featuring Actor Who’s Won Two Golden Globes and Two Tonys

A multiple Goden Globe- and Tony-winning actor is giving sitcoms another chance and the USA Network has greenlighted his pilot along with one other comedy, reports TheWrap.com. Broadway veteran Nathan Lane’s pilot is the "Untitled Douglas McGrath Project," in which…

Video: See TV Commercial Whose Purpose Is to Get the Attention of One Person in Particular: George Clooney

A Swiss group has put out a TV commercial that is aimed primarily at George Clooney, AOL’s DailyFinance reports. Ths Swiss labor rights group Solidar Suisse is behind the spoof ad, which features a Clooney look-alike dodging — and failing…

Emmys, Round One: The First 75 Trophies Go Out at the Creative Arts Awards

The same night Charlie Sheen was being roasted in another part of town, Hollywood gathered for Part 1 of the Emmys — the Creative Arts Awards, where Emmys were handed out in a whopping 75 categories. TVWeek Open Mic blogger…

Creative Arts Emmys a Chance for Unsung Heroes to Roar — Even Without Tiger Blood

Even as Charlie Sheen was getting ready to be the brunt of barbs at Sony Pictures Studios during the taping of his Comedy Central roast, his nemesis, Chuck Lorre, and former “Two and a Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer were…

TV Veteran — Winner of the First Acting Emmy for Daytime Drama — Dead at 83

A TV veteran who was a mainstay of a popular soap opera for almost three decades and won the first Emmy awarded to an actor for daytime drama has died, The New York Times reports. Mary Fickett, who starred as…

Well-Known DJ Dead at 34 in Apparent Fall Off Roof

A well-known hip-hop and electro producer and DJ has died in what is being reported as an accidental fall from a roof in France. DJ Mehdi’s publicist confirmed that Mehdi, 34, has died, according to The Huffington Post. News originally…